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Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice Department

Rockville and Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campuses


"Chimpanzee Learning" by Michael Anyaibe
Annual Poster Session

View this year's Annual Poster Session, featuring collaborative work by social science and illustration students.

Welcome to the Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice Department at the Rockville and Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campuses.

Our anthropology discipline provides a strong foundation in sociocultural anthropology, which seeks to describe and analyze sociocultural systems in our changing world and explores related global issues, such as language, conflict, media, migration, ethnic identity, and heritage.  

The criminal justice program prepares students for careers in the criminal justice system and for transfer to four-year colleges and universities. A few criminal justice courses are offered at the Takoma Park/Silver Spring campus, though the academic program is currently based at the Rockville campus only. 

Our sociology discipline develops students' ability to analyze society by using different sociological concepts, theories, and research methods. Our courses equip students with tools for understanding our diverse society by stressing the relationship between social structures and individual actions, and by examining forms of social inequalities such as race, ethnicity, and gender in a global context. 

Outstanding faculty members offer a variety of courses to prepare students for transfer and careers in many fields.

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Noncredit Courses and Training

MC offers a wide variety of noncredit classes designed to help you upgrade your skills, pursue career training, or learn something new.